Ambiguous Realities is a delightful retrospective of photographer Dorothy Bohm’s (b.1924) talent. This book includes 25 full-page colour reproductions of the artist’s work depicting witty street art, the play of shadows on buildings, and other beautiful daily life moments.
Throughout her 70-year career, Bohm has remained pure in her approach to the photographic medium, reluctant to manipulate images in any way. This publication contains a personal introduction and an essay by art historian Monica Bohm-Duchen, who is also Dorothy Bohm’s daughter.
Looking In is the first book in a series of Ben Uri exhibitions exploring themes of identity and migration in detail, questioning how contemporary visual artists who consider themselves outsiders express personal feelings of isolation and crises of identity through their work.
Looking In pairs photographic work by Maud Saulter (1960-2008) and Chan Hyo-Bae (b.1975), two artists whose interests are very different but who both choose costume and theatre to represent the sitter and to challenge the viewer’s perceptions and prejudices about race, gender and history.